Kheer  is a rice pudding, which is a traditional South Asiansweet dish. It is made by boiling rice or brokenwheat with milk and sugar, and flavored withcardamom, raisins,saffron, cashewnuts,pistachios or almonds. It is typically served during a meal or also consumed alone as a dessert.


  • Milk 1 litre
  • Rice, long grain 60 g
  • Almonds 15 g
  • Cardamom powder 5 g
  • Clarified butter (ghee) 10 g
  • Milk to dissolve saffron 30 ml
  • Raisins 10 g
  • Saffron a few strands
  • Sugar 120 g

Cooking Directions

  1. Wash and soak rice for an hour. Blanch almonds.
  2. Remove the skin and cut into slivers.
  3. Dissolve the saffron in warm milk and keep aside.
  4. Boil milk in a pan.
  5. In another panheat the clarified butter, add rice and stir-cook for 4-5 minutes till it begins to brown lightly.
  6. Add the milk and bring to boil, stirring constantly to prevent rice from sticking.
  7. Reduce heat and simmer till rice is cooked.
  8. Stir in the sugar. Simmer till milk thickens.
  9. Stir in cardamom powder, raisins and almonds.
  10. To Serve, remove to a silver or white metal bowl.
  11. Sprinkle saffron and serve hot in winter and cold in summer.

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